BSB publishes two new reports on transparency rules – Bar Standards Board

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in barristers, consumer protection, news, regulations, reports, standards by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published two new reports on compliance with the regulator’s transparency rules and the impact on consumers of these rules.’

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Bar Standards Board, 28th July 2022

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Breaxit: Cereals, food standards and child obesity – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 7th, 2022 in children, food, health, news, obesity, regulations by sally

‘Kellogg’s – one of the main players in the breakfast market – relies on agreements with retailers to place its products in parts of stores (e.g. near the checkout, in a queuing area, at the end of an aisle) which maximise sales and to promote its products on the retailers’ websites.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th July 2022

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How Are Laws Passed In The UK? – Each Other

Posted June 14th, 2022 in bills, legislation, news, parliament, regulations by sally

‘Laws are central to our everyday lives – they govern our freedoms and liberties, should defend our human rights and even determine what taxpayer’s money goes towards. But what is a law and how are they created in the UK?’

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Each Other, 13th June 2022

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Nurse fined £10k over NHS pay protest in lockdown wins compensation – The Guardian

Posted May 26th, 2022 in compensation, coronavirus, demonstrations, fines, news, penalties, police, regulations by sally

‘Two NHS nurses have won compensation from Greater Manchester police (GMP) after being fined over a socially distant protest about NHS pay during lockdown.’

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The Guardian, 25th May 2022

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Alerter by Tim Green QC and Douglas Maxwell – Building Safety Bill Receives Royal Assent – Henderson Chambers

Posted May 19th, 2022 in bills, building law, defective premises, news, regulations by sally

‘On 29 April 2022, the Building Safety Bill received Royal Assent and has become the Building Safety Act 2022 (the “BSA”). The BSA gives effect to policies set out in the Government response to the “Building a Safer Future” consultation, and Dame Judith Hackitt’s interim and final report undertaken as part of an independent review of building regulations and fire safety.’

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Henderson Chambers, 3rd May 2022

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Covid breach court case criticised by Bedford gym owner – BBC News

Posted May 3rd, 2022 in coronavirus, local government, news, penalties, prosecutions, regulations by sally

‘A gym boss who is among 20 people who overturned a prosecution for a gym-related Covid breach said the case against him was a waste of time.’

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BBC News, 3rd May 2022

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Mike Gordon: The Prime Minister, the Parties, and the Ministerial Code – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘The current Prime Minister’s long running battle with the Seven Principles of Public Life continues to gather pace. Boris Johnson’s actions relating to the pandemic “partygate” scandal have arguably violated each of the principles established by the Nolan Committee in 1995: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. The Prime Minister’s full house of ethical violations concerning his attendance and subsequent denials of social gatherings held in Downing Street, contrary to lockdown restrictions, have also yielded Fixed Penalty Notices from the police for him, his Chancellor, his wife, and other government officials, with the prospect of more to follow. Yet the Prime Minister remains committed to staying in post, and has refused to resign.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 27th April 2022

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New rules on gambling adverts ban celebrities and sports stars – BBC News

Posted April 6th, 2022 in advertising, children, gambling, news, performing arts, regulations, sport by sally

‘Footballers, celebrities and social media influencers will be banned from gambling adverts under new rules.’

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BBC News, 5th April 2022

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Peers call for national body to regulate use of AI in justice system – Legal Futures

‘Peers have called for the creation of a new national body to regulate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the justice system and elsewhere in the public sector.’

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Legal Futures, 30th March 2022

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Relaxing of care-worker immigration rules comes into force – The Independent

Posted February 15th, 2022 in care workers, immigration, news, regulations by tracey

‘Social care providers will be able to recruit overseas workers to fill vacancies under relaxed immigration rules that came into force on Tuesday.’

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The Independent, 15th February 2022

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MPs criticise UK gambling regulator for trying to reduce addiction – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2022 in gambling, lobbying, news, ombudsmen, parliament, regulations by tracey

‘A committee of MPs has produced a report criticising the gambling industry regulator for trying to reduce addiction and urging ministers to take it into special measures.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2022

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Treasury plans crackdown on ‘misleading’ cryptocurrency ads – The Guardian

‘The government has unveiled plans to crack down on misleading cryptocurrency ads by making them subject to the same regulations as marketing for other financial products such as shares and insurance.’

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The Guardian, 18th January 2022

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Fiona de Londras, Daniella Lock and Pablo Grez Hidalgo: COVID passes and the ongoing abuse of ‘urgent’ law-making – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted December 14th, 2021 in coronavirus, emergency powers, news, parliament, regulations by tracey

‘Later today the House of Commons will consider the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Entry to Venues and events) (England) Regulations 2021, which introduce a system mandating the use of COVID passes (or, in formal parlance, “COVID status certifications”). These Regulations are being made using the emergency provisions contained in s. 45R of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 14th December 2021

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High Court can still authorise deprivation of liberty of child in unregistered home in “imperative conditions of necessity”: Court of Appeal – Local Government Lawyer

‘The statutory scheme established by Section 22C of the Children Act 1989 does not allow unregistered placements, but does not expressly prohibit them, and in cases where conditions of imperative necessity require a child to be placed in such a setting, common law steps in and allows the High Court to exercise its inherent jurisdiction to authorise a deprivation of liberty, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th December 2021

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New Judgment: Fratila and another (AP) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2021] UKSC 53 – UKSC Blog

Posted December 2nd, 2021 in benefits, brexit, EC law, news, regulations, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Respondents are Romanian nationals residing in the UK. They both made applications for universal credit in June 2019. At the time of their applications, the Respondents’ right to reside in the UK arose solely from their pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme. The Respondents’ applications were refused because the Universal Credit Regulations 2013, as amended by the Social Security (Income Related Benefits) (Updating and Amendment) (EU exit) Regulations 2019 (the “2019 Regulations”) do not permit universal credit to be granted solely on the basis of an individual’s pre–settled status.’

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UKSC Blog, 2nd December 2021

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The zombie law: 3C leave and long residence – 5SAH

Posted November 4th, 2021 in appeals, immigration, legislative drafting, news, regulations, time limits by sally

‘The “labyrinthine structure and idiosyncratic drafting” of the Immigration Rules (the Court of Appeal’s words, not mine), sometimes makes it difficult to divine the meaning and purpose of UK immigration laws. This is perhaps never more true than in the case of 3C leave. In the recent decisions of Akinola and Hoque, the Court of Appeal has been attempting to makes sense of the situation and what it means for 10-year long residence applications.’

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5SAH, 20th October 2021

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Controlling Noise at Work: New HSE Guidance on Regulations – Ropewalk Chambers

Posted November 2nd, 2021 in employment, health & safety, news, noise, regulations by sally

‘The first edition of Controlling Noise at Work was published in 1998, and was founded on the earlier Noise at Work Regulations 1989. It was comprehensively revised in 2005 in advance of the enactment of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 from 6 April 2006. Minor amendments to the Regulations, and the passage of time, have generated the need for a third edition, which offers an opportunity to reconsider the Guidance itself, which contains a plethora of detail beyond the Regulations, and fertile material for cross-examination and submissions at trial.’

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Ropewalk Chambers, 2nd November 2021

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Building safety regulations give industry clarity ahead of new legislation – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 22nd, 2021 in bills, building law, construction industry, health & safety, housing, news, regulations by sally

‘The UK government has published several draft regulations designed to give parliamentarians a better idea of how the Building Safety Bill will be implemented.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st October 2021

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Research Briefing: Regulating electric scooters (e-scooters) – House of Commons Library

Posted September 3rd, 2021 in motorcycles, news, parliament, regulations, road safety, road traffic, roads by tracey

‘This briefing paper provides an overview of the existing legal framework for electric scooters (e-scooters). It also analyses the arguments for and against legalising e-scooters on UK roads, drawing on the limited evidence from other countries and cities that have sanctioned their use.’

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House of Commons Library, 1st September 2021

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Are Shielders’ Human Rights Being Trampled? – Each Other

Posted September 2nd, 2021 in coronavirus, disabled persons, human rights, news, regulations by sally

‘Shielding – a piece of public health jargon with which we’re all now familiar – has seen individuals deemed clinically extremely vulnerable to Covid-19 asked to stay inside and avoid all contact with those outside their households.’

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Each Other, 1st September 2021

Source: eachother.org.uk